Saturday, April 23, 2016
7:00 PM


Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The GBWB Ball kicks off on April 23rd, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. The Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Road) is where we will be celebrating our country’s independence day. We are ONE! ONE HEART. ONE PEOPLE. ONE COUNTRY. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and LETS CELEBRATE. This is going to be epic!


The Fillmore Silver Spring
8656 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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[mk_mini_callout title=”“ONE“ CAMPAIGN”]A definition of a Tribe: “A conglomerate of human individuals that identify themselves as a distinguishable entity and whose aesthetic sense, common to all members of the entity, serves as a sanction of their nationality in their struggle through the natural process of evolution. We are the Sierra Leonean People of #TribeONE

The GWB Commission Presents the 7th Annual GWB Ball. A call to action of ONE Sierra Leone, not divided by tribes but brought together by the place we call home and love, Sierra Leone. ONEHEART. ONEPEOPLE. ONECOUNTRY.[/mk_mini_callout]

[mk_ornamental_title font_family=”none” font_size=”24″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” ornament_style=”rovi-double” ornament_color=”#bb9d23″]“WHILE THE RIVER BENDS: SIERRA LEONE”[/mk_ornamental_title][mk_ornamental_title text_color=”#777777″ font_family=”Tangerine” font_type=”google” font_size=”18″ font_weight=”bolder” font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”none” ornament_style=”norman-short-double” nss_align=”center” ornament_color=”#bb9d23″]Akindele Decker[/mk_ornamental_title]
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[mk_mini_callout title=”THE GWB EXPERIENCE #GWBX”]The GWB Experience #GWBX is a series of events during the week of the GWB Ball that not only brings together the Sierra Leonean community but the African Diaspora at large. We as the GWB Commission are aware that utilizing art not only provides a great access point to approach and engage but also sparks much needed awareness, dialogue, and action in ways relatable and enjoyable to all.[/mk_mini_callout]

The story of 7 women growing up bi-culturally as African and African American comes to DC once again with a screening hosted by The GWB Commission and The African Caucus on Capitol Hill.

Already a contender on the internal festival scene Am I The Film brings a coming of age story that you can relate to. If you missed the first sreening, stay tuned for additional details on how you can get tickets!

Fashion, fashion, fashion! The GWB Ball and its attendants never disappoint so it’s only right we spotlight the designers that style our community to the nines.  Enjoy a night of fashion, networking, and Sierra Leonean pride with the GWB Commission.

For more information: https://fashionex.splashthat.com/

If you’re in from out of town, the spot to be is a SIP Lounge for a little pre gaming before the main event! With Timbo of All African Promo hosting our guests you are sure to have a great time and that good ol’ Salone enjoyment.

The event you all have been waiting for, for almost 2 years awaits your presence! Coming together as ONE in celebrating our country, our heritage, and home in harmony and unity.  Can’t wait to see you there. Don’t forget to use hashtags #GWBB7 #GWBBall